Order THE BIGGEST BANG #1 today!

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Today’s the final order cutoff (FOC) for IDW Publishing‘s THE BIGGEST BANG #1! If you want to be 100% sure your local comic shop has a copy for you when it comes out on May 18th, let them know before they close this evening! (You can still tell them you want it after today or just snag it on the stands after it’s released, but today’s when shops place their final initial orders. If comics were movies, the FOC is kind of how the opening weekend box office is determined.)

If you’re on the fence about the book, check out what some of the best comic creators in the business had to say about it in the image above.

Here’s the official solicit:

Publisher: IDW PUBLISHING

Writer: D.J. Kirkbride Artist: Vassilis Gogtzilas

Letterer: Frank Cvetkovic Editor: Justin Eisinger

Born in the cataclysmic cosmic catastrophe known as “The Bigger Bang,” Cosmos traversed the barren egg-lands in-between universes, discovered the wisdom of space whales, defeated intergalactic evil, and found love! Now a new threat presents itself, one the hero has never known… worship! What can he give those who would call him God? Intergalactic action and pataphysical philosophy return in THE BIGGEST BANG, the thrilling sequel to the mini-series Den of Geek called one of “the best comics of 2015”!

Item Code: MAR160383 (standard) MAR160384 (variant)

In Shops: 5/18/2016

Cover Price: $3.99

Please spread the word and help build up the excitement! Thanks, and hooray for comics!

–D.J.

Emerald City Comicon April 7 – 10, 2016!

In nigh four days, Adam P. Knave and I are representing team Amelia Cole at Emerald City Comicon table A-18! We’ll have all 4 volumes of AMELIA COLE, NEVER ENDING, THE BIGGER BANG, and DARK HORSE PRESENTS issues 19 & 20, featuring LASER JOAN AND THE RAYGUNS! Fun will be had!

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It doesn’t get BIGGER than the BIGGEST…

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3 Comics Out in 1 Day!

Forgive me if this seems braggy, but I can’t help it! For the first time in my 80 years on this earth, I have three comics featuring words co-written by me (with the Hall to my Oats, Adam P. Knave) coming out in one day. It’s nutty.

AC26_coverAMELIA COLE #26: The End of Everything Part 2

The final arc charges forward as Amelia tries something CRAZY. So crazy, it just might work. Probably. (Check out that glorious Nick Brokenshire cover! And this one also has a cool Amelia Cole pinup by none other than Eisner Award winning Bandette co-creator Colleen Coover!)

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LASER JOAN and THE RAYGUNS part 1 (of 3) in DARK HORSE PRESENTS #19

Famous pop stars / secret secret agents! Sound familiar? Maybe, but the story’s never been told like this before! Adam, artist Robert Wilson IV, and I created these characters back in 2011, so it’s great to finally have them out there for readers to see — in all the awards winning Dark Horse Presents, no less!

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BILL & TED’S MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN trade collection

Adam and I contributed a backup story to the third issue of this most excellent follow-up to the Bill & Ted movies with artist Wook Jin Clark— and it’s included in this non-non-non heinous trade collection!

So, please, check out these comics and keep an eye out for new work on the horizon. Thanks so much!

Long Beach Comic Expo – Feb 20 & 21

That’s right! I’ll be a writer in artist alley at this year’s LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO on February 20th & 21st, selling and signing copies of all four IDW volumes of AMELIA COLE, THE BIGGER BANG issues 1 – 4 (plus the snazzy trade collection), and the Dark Horse NEVER ENDING trade paperback.

LBCE_KirkbrideThere’s also a cool panel that I get to participate in with the likes of Jimmy Palmiotti, Tony Donley, and Megan Hutchison! Here’s the info:

#MakeComics: The Advantages of Creator Owned Comics
Moderator: Marcus Perry

Description of Panel: Playing in others’ sandboxes is fun, but sometimes doing your own thing can be just as fulfilling. Join Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Hype), Tony Donley (Albert Einstein: Time Mason), D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole, Popgun Anthology from Image Comics), and Megan Hutchison (The Aurora Grimeon Stories) to talk about why creating their own work is necessary as well as rewarding. Moderated by Marcus Perry (co-creator of Albert Einstein: Time Mason and Descendant from Image Comics).

Panel date: Saturday, February 20th
Panel time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Room name/number: Creator’s Lab, S5